Google’s New Favicon is Ugly – So Design Your Own

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

I’m sure you’ve all seen Google’s new icon by now. Instead of the nice smart looking Google icon that has been around for the last 8 years or so, we now have this ugly looking stringy blue “g”. The person who designed it should slapped behind the head and the one who approved it, strung up by the big toe.

But saying that, considering the other alternatives, it could have been a lot worse. It looks like the designers were tripping on acid when they were designing these!

Even then, it seems that not even Google is content with the stringy G-thingy because they are now inviting people to submit their own designs. All you have to do is design your own Google logo then upload it to the Googly Googlers. Best design wins and gets their logo next to the Google URL and gets seen by countless millions every day. Fame and fortune awaits.

I’ve been wracking my brains thinking about this – has Google ever out-sourced a job like this to the public before? I can’t recall a time when they have issued a request to people outside of Google to help them out with something like this. This has to be a first… right?

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10 Responses to Google’s New Favicon is Ugly – So Design Your Own

  1. I don't think that this is the first time. I am not sure but I kinda remember google doing something like this in the past with designing their "Google" logo on the front page for some kind of an occasion. Then again, I am not too sure.

  2. I don’t think that this is the first time. I am not sure but I kinda remember google doing something like this in the past with designing their “Google” logo on the front page for some kind of an occasion. Then again, I am not too sure.

  3. I agree with you Mark. The new icon is really pretty ugly. I would have at least expected some brightly colored balls or something. I would help them out, but I have no graphic design skills…AT ALL.

  4. I agree with you Mark. The new icon is really pretty ugly. I would have at least expected some brightly colored balls or something. I would help them out, but I have no graphic design skills…AT ALL.

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